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Heck of a Week for Cory Gardner So Far

Remember when it wasn’t clear that Cory Gardner was the favorite in the Colorado Senate race? Back on . . . Tuesday?

This morning, “Gardner took 47 percent and Udall 41 percent in the Quinnipiac University survey of likely voters.” Eight of the past nine polls in Colorado show Gardner ahead.

Last night, in the final debate, Democratic senator Mark Udall was asked, “What’s the biggest non-issue in your mind that Congress keeps debating needlessly?”

He answered, “Benghazi.”

It’s not that Gardner needed any further help motivating his base, but Republicans are likely to rage over Udall’s answer, contrasted with Gardner’s response, that “the families of this country deserve an answer on Benghazi. I think it’s outrageous that people died and Senator Udall is refusing to provide answers for this country.” Udall said the biggest non-issue is GOP skepticism of renewable energy.

In a nice bit of irony, last night Udall accidentally called Gardner “Senator.”

Finally, today a House Energy and Commerce subcommittee holds a hearing on Ebola. Gardner will be there.

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